If Elon Musk is the icing on the cake named “billionaires aren’t geniuses,” then NFL house owners are the batter.
In accordance with a current report, the league lately notified house owners that during the last 5 years they’ve spent a whopping $800 million on coaches and front-office executives that don’t even work for them anymore.
I assumed we had been headed in direction of a recession — guess not.
The report goes on to inform us that the league even made spreadsheets that confirmed how unhealthy the decision-making has been, displaying the absurd quantities of cash which were made by house owners firing individuals too quickly, or hiring the fallacious ones. Between the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, and Tennessee Titans, a minimal of $69 million and 12 years of remaining contracts had been flushed down the bathroom. The New York Soccer Giants are presently paying three totally different teaching staffs in 2022. And since 2021, seven head coaches have been fired throughout or after the season.
Do the names of those execs and coaches look acquainted?
Jeff Saturday. Josh McDaniels. Nathaniel Hackett. Eric Bieniemy. Byron Leftwich. Leslie Frazier. Matt Rhule. Frank Reich. Jon Gruden. Mike Mayock.
In the event you’re questioning what all of them have in frequent, it’s that they had been both employed, fired, or ought to have been employed — however nonetheless aren’t — lately all attributable to a dumb determination that an proprietor signed off on. And with Black Sunday only some weeks away, one other group of head and interim coaches will likely be relieved of their duties because the NFL averages nearly seven head-coaching modifications per 12 months.
This isn’t a league that values job safety.
Humorous sufficient, the report that was made for the house owners looks like simply one other instance of what Brian Flores’ attorneys will use as ammunition. As a result of when three Black coaches (Flores, Ray Horton, and Steve Wilks) filed a class-action lawsuit towards the league for its alleged racist hiring practices, proof that the house owners would relatively waste hundreds of thousands on unhealthy white coaches and execs as a substitute of hiring Black ones simply strengthens your case. Since 2000, solely 26 Black males — sans Mike McDaniel — have been employed as head coaches on this league.
In October, it was reported that the lawsuit was “on ice” because the choose was deciding if the case ought to participate in open court docket the place the NFL’s soiled laundry could be aired out, or in arbitration the place NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell could be the arbitrator — which appears sketchy and biased.
However, it doesn’t matter what comes of it, the truth that we’re at this second with this new info that the league supplied simply additional proves that wealth doesn’t equate to knowledge.